Family Development Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources website just for you. Brought together by our Family Development team, members of our Neurodiversity think tank and from families sending us their tips and advice we’ve put together a bank of free resources to help you, as part of our valued community, to navigate the day-to-day challenges of life. Home Our Services Family Resources Meet the team Policies & Publications Project impact Discover our Autism Activists highlights of the project... What our Family Development Manager says... Minecraft helped remove the social expectations that many of our young people struggle with. They were able to turn their camera off and communicate via their preferred method - creating their own safe space. That safety allowed the young people to participate in the project and look forward to each session. What our young people say... It's been very nice and fun! Meeting other people was nice I got to make new friends and learn how to use the computer more. What our parents say... James' school closed during lockdown. Lockdown reinforced his natural tendency to want to stay at home. Minecraft was a safe space where he could make friends. Communicating with other autistic kids made him accept himself more and not look at his autism as a negative thing.